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Finicky Rainbows
12-23-2017, 11:57 AM,
#11
RE: Finicky Rainbows
Snowed here this morning and temps dropping. Window is almost closed here with temps in single digits for the low in a few days. It's fun when you are getting bites almost every cast, really stacked up in that corner.
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12-23-2017, 08:44 PM,
#12
RE: Finicky Rainbows
Yup, our states adjoin so weather patterns are similar. Right now and forecast a week ahead here is HIGHS in the 20s w/ single digit lows + snow so still water will likely cap. Next warm spell tho, the moving water canal should still be fish-able so JJ1 maybe you have some flowing water that might be open too? Regardless, Spring ice off at your corner the trout could be heftier.
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01-10-2018, 08:36 PM,
#13
RE: Finicky Rainbows
Jon & I stung a dozen nice bows the day before yesterday on flashy Boolies so when we went back yesterday we got skunked with Boolies. I went back today and the Plan B plain black rabbit finicky jig scored 6 fatties 18-20".
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02-15-2018, 03:04 PM,
#14
RE: Finicky Rainbows
OK, a last comment on tweaking jig appearance/colors for bigger trout. It appears that two appearance extremes both had their days:
1. Max bling Boolie - shiny unpainted head, nickel propeller, flash color shifting pearl Flashabou tie, white thread, no fur or fedders
2. Plain Jane drab - black head, black rabbit tied with black thread, no prop or flash fibers

Recently returned to my usual in between combo Boolie go-to: black head, dark mink overtie, red thread, gold Flashabou undertie tail, polished brass prop for a satisfying river trouting session. All versions tied on 1/14 oz tin or 1/12 oz alloy Hooksup heads, #2 Gamakatsu 604 hooks, #1 Hagen's propeller blades

Conclusion: these three are all I NEED for trouting relative to my area conditions and gear preferences. Anything else is just for fun.
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